These wonderful kids are selling lemonade, to help the Humane Society of Southeast Texas rebuild, after a tragic fire that killed 67 of the shelter’s dogs on Tuesday night.
More than $1,000 raised at lemonade stand for Humane SocietyUPDATE! These young girls have raised $1,300 so far for the Humane Society of Southeast Texas — JUST BY SELLING LEMONADE!More ways to help after the deadly fire: https://bit.ly/1pt29Wj
Posted by 12NewsNow on Thursday, March 17, 2016
Beaumont Fire Department Captain Brad Penisson said in a statement that a dryer seems to have started the fire. Most of the animals died from breathing in smoke.
Amy Bean, president of the Humane Society of Southeast Texas board, told a local NBC affiliate that the puppy room was especially badly affected.
“There are no words to describe the pain we are feeling right now,” the shelter said in a Facebook post.
All the shelter’s cats, and 11 dogs, survived the fire. They’ve been treated at a local veterinary clinic, and are going into foster care.
Folks from all over are pitching in, like a Dallas restaurant that’s holding a pizza fundraiser. The shelter said on Facebook that they’re so grateful for the outpouring of support from the community.
The lemonade-sellers told TV station 12 News Now that they’d sold more than $1,000 worth of lemonade in two days of business, and are hoping to raise at least $2,000.
The Humane Society of Southeast Texas. says in a Facebook post that, “[it] must be some good lemonade and some GREAT people!”
Featured image via Humane Society of Southeast Texas
H/T Fox 4 Beaumont